Gita : Ch-13. Slo-8 to 12. Slokams and combined - Discussion - 3.


21/02/2017

Srimad Bhagavad-Gita :


Chapter-13.(  ( Kshetra-kshetrajna-vibhaga-yogam )


Slokam-s. 8 to 12.


(8)

amanitvamadambhitvam  ahimsa  kshantirarjavam,



acaryopasanam  saucam   sthairyamatmavinigrahah.


amanitvam  =  humility;

adambhitvam  =  pridelessness;

ahimsa  =  nonviolence;

kshantih  =  tolerance;

arjavam  =  simplicity;

acarya-upasanam  =  approaching a bona fide spiritual master;

saucam  =  cleanliness;

sthairyam  =  steadfastness;

atma-vinigrahah  =  control;



(9)

indriyartheshu  vairagyam   anahankara  eva  ca,


janmamrtyujaravyadhiduhkhadoshanudarsanam.



indriya-artheshu  =  in the matter of the senses;

vairagyam  =  enunciation;

anahankarah  =  being without false egoism;

eva  =  certainly;

ca  =  also;

janma  =  birth;

mrtyu  =  death;

jara  =  old age;

vyadhi  =  disease;

duhkha  =  distress;

dosha  =  fault;

anudarsanam  =  observing;



(10).

asaktiranabhishvangah  putradaragrahadishu,


nityam ca  sama-cittatvam  ishtanishtopapattishu.



 asaktih  =  without attachment;

anabhishvangah  =  without association;

putra  =  son;

dara  =  wife;

graha-adishu  =  home, etc.;

nityam ca  =  also;

sama-cittatvam  =  equilibrium;

ishta  =  desirable;

anishtah  =  undesirable;

upapattishu  =  having obtained;




(11)

mayi cananyayogena  bhaktiravyabhicarini,


viviktadesasevitvam  aratirjanasamsadi.



mayi  =  unto Me;

ca  =  also;

ananya-yogena  =  by devotional service;

bhaktih  =  devotion;

avyabhicarini  =  constant, unalloyed;

vivikta  =  solitary;

desa  =  place;

sevitvam  =  aspiring;

aratih  =  without attachment;

 jana  =  people in general;

samsadi  =  mass;



(12)

adhyatmajnananityatvah  tattvajnanarthadarsanam,


etat  jnanamiti  proktam  ajnanam  yadatonyatha.



adhyatma  =  pertaining to the self;

jnana  =  knowledge;

nityatvam  =  eternity;

tattva-jnana  =  knowledge of the truth;

artha  =  the object;

darsanam  =  philosophy;

etat  =  all this;

jnanam  =  knowledge;

iti  =  thus;

proktam  =  declared;

ajnanam  =  ignorance;

yat  =  that which;

atah  =  from this;

anyatha  =  others.


Discussion-3. Qualities and Attributes :

Now in order to elucidate at length the purely spiritual kshetra-jna as the object to be realised and its distinct difference from the previously described ksetra;

Lord Krishna will enumerate in these five sokam-s the means and path to realisation of the kshetra-jna beginning with the word amanitvam meaning humility not seeking recognition,

adambhitvam means to be without pride,

ahimsa is not causing pain to other living beings,

ksanti is tolerance in the face of insults,

arjava is uprightness and straightforwardness,

acaryapasana means unreserved and unmotivated service to the Vaisnava spiritual master,

sauca means purity both internal and external.

In the Sandilya Upanisad beginning saucam ca dvividham prohitam refers to two types of purity.

These will be explained in the next ...

To be continued ...

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